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Get a Kindle Fire HD 6 for $84

It's not quite Black Friday pricing, but it's still a $15 saving on the best small tablet you can buy. Plus: two bonus deals!

Sarah Tew

It's not quite Tablet Tuesday, but sometimes deals just don't align with the calendar.

For a limited time (this first appeared yesterday, so it may well be ending sometime today), Amazon has the Fire HD 6 tablet for $84 shipped. Regular price: $99.

What? C'mon! That's a killer deal on the cutest little slab of tablet you'll ever see -- provided you choose a color other than boring black, that is. The HD 6 also comes in white, pink, blue and yellow.

This really is the ideal tablet for kids, who can literally do anything and everything under the Amazon-ecosystem sun: games, educational apps, books, music, movies and so on. Plus, Amazon has a bunch of family-friendly features not found in the iCosystem (see what I did there?), including Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, and individual user profiles.

Another nice perk: the HD 6 features dual cameras and unlimited cloud storage for photos. This means the kids can go nuts taking pictures without adversely impacting the tablet's storage -- which, admittedly, is limited. It's just 8GB, or 16GB if you pony up another $20, and unfortunately there's no expansion slot. A few users may also decry the low-ish screen resolution (1,280 x 800), but I say that's fine for a 6-inch screen. And remember your audience: kids don't care about screen resolution.

This is not to say the HD 6 will appeal only to kids. There's a ton of bang for the tablet buck here (read CNET's review for more insight), to the point where I frequently referred to this as the best deal of 2014. I honestly don't know what Amazon could do to make it any better in 2015 -- except perhaps to increase the storage. Your thoughts?

Bonus deal: In honor of National Change Your Password Day (comes earlier every year, doesn't it?), Siber Systems is offering RoboForm Everywhere free for one year. This hugely popular password manager normally costs $19.95 per year, and that's what it'll cost you once this extended trial is up. Alas, if you're already a RoboForm user, move along -- this deal is for new users only.

Bonus deal No. 2: Calling all Android-using fans of Cartoon Network! (Easy, there, no shoving.) Starting at 11 a.m. PT today, the Humble Cartoon Network Mobile Bundle will feature -- well, it should be pretty obvious. Pay what you want for four games (Adventure Time: Treasure Fetch, Regular Show: Ride 'Em Rigby, Regular Show: Ghost Toasters and Regular Show: Best Park in the Universe). Beat the average price to add Ski Safari: Adventure Time, CN Superstar Soccer, Adventure Time: Jumping Finn Turbo and Regular Show: The Great Prank War. Or pay $8 for all of the above plus The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville, Adventure Time: Time Tangle, and Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake. Plus help charity!